CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TOP PLAY #2
Atletico Madrid vs. Red Bull Salzburg
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Salzburg has had a short history in the UEFA Champions League, and their time in the tournament last year saw a pair of wins, but those game against Genk, who finished last in the group while the Bulls struggled against top teams like Napoli and Liverpool, losing three of four matches with a draw thrown in there. Atletico Madrid on the other hand has emerged as one of the top teams in Europe, thanks to solid defensive play and strong goaltending. Atleti were dismantled 4-0 by Bayern Munich in their opening match, but they’ve also shut out their opposition in 5 of their last 6 Champions League home games and have allowed just one goal in five games in La Liga this season. I think Atletico bounces back from the Bayern debacle and controls this game from start to finish and posts another clean sheet as well, so I’ll back Atletico Madrid to win to nil as my premium pick for this game.